Democrats Could Be About To Call In This Big-Name Secret Weapon For 2016 Presidential Race

As scandals continue to plague Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the Democrat Party’s only other top-tier candidate – avowed socialist Bernie Sanders – is actually beating her for the first time, according to one poll.

While Clinton still comfortably leads Sanders nationally, many in the party are looking toward other potential candidates, such as Joe Biden, to take on Clinton in the primary.

According to Reuters, another Democrat with experience at the bottom of a presidential ticket might be pegged to take the lead in 2016. One unidentified Democrat insider told Buzzfeed that Al Gore is on the minds of several operatives after his close race against George W. Bush in 2000.

“They’re figuring out if there’s a path financially and politically,” the source said. “It feels more real than it has in the past months.”

As for Gore’s interest, however, BuzzFeed noted its sources were careful not to exaggerate. The 67-year-old former vice president has made no apparent moves indicating his intention to throw his hat in the ring.

Nevertheless, the mere mention of Gore as a possible presidential candidate sparked social media discussion on both sides of the issue.

h/t: Business Insider

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Ouch! Former Top UN Climate Scientist Just Dropped A Devastating Truth Bomb On Al Gore

It hasn’t been a very good few weeks for progressives intent on forcing Americans to believe in the imminent threat of climate change, thus making massive action to combat “global warming” a centerpiece of their political action agenda.

Take a look at the movies. Despite liberal fantasies that Disney’s big-budget flick Tomorrowland — with its preachy-teachy theme that mankind is greedily warming the planet to a self-destructive temperature — would be a hit, the flick has proven to be a miss. That, no doubt, is a huge disappointment for The Daily Beast author Kevin Fallon, who welcomed the message of the $190 million film that he hailed as “George Clooney’s Global Warming Shaming.”

“George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.,” wrote Fallon. In truth, however — based on disappointing opening-weekend ticket sales — Tomorrowland is closer to bust than blockbuster. The shame would, therefore, seem to lie more with the Hollywood hotshots and other liberal activists who thought the movie-going public would simply bend over for a science-fiction scolding for their supposed climate-change sins.

Speaking of science and fiction, a new study just issued by a former top climate scientist for the United Nations could send Al Gore and others warning of the perils of global warming into a deep freeze of depression. The Daily Caller reports that the researcher who once took the lead on the U.N’s vaunted climate change advisory has done some critical recalculation — indicating that natural causes, and not man-made pollution, could be responsible for climate variations.

Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author.

Dr. Philip Lloyd, a South Africa-based physicist and climate researcher, examined ice core-based temperature data going back 8,000 years to gain perspective on the magnitude of global temperature changes over the 20th Century.

Dr. Lloyd observes that most temperature changes recorded in the 20th century — changes that Gore and others have said prove mankind’s responsibility in heating the planet — are probably not man-caused.

“…’there is a strong likelihood that the major portion was due to natural variations.’”

And then there’s the recently reported failure of the global-warming crowd to persuade young voters that America needs to make drastic changes in how people live, work and play in order to combat climate change. The Harvard University Institute of Politics a few weeks ago released the results of a significant survey of young Americans’ attitudes toward such issues as climate change. This poll of 18-29 year olds found that young adults are no more likely to believe in man-made climate change than older Americans. These findings challenge liberal assumptions about the strength of the millennial generation’s views on planetary warming.

As noted on the website EENews: “The poll found that 20 percent of young adults say climate change is ‘a proven fact’ but that it’s caused by natural forces, not human-induced emissions. An additional 23 percent say it’s ‘a theory that has not yet been proven.’”

The EENews article also quotes a university expert on climate change communication:

“It’s a common misperception that young Americans are more attuned to climate change than their older counterparts, said Ed Maibach, director of George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication.

“‘Absolutely, that is the perception. But it diverges from reality,’ he said. ‘It’s shocking. It’s absolutely shocking. But every time we’ve looked at it, the answer comes back no.’”

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Climate Campaign Hasn’t Worked, But The Fearmongers Keep Trying

Global warming has been the most extensive public relations campaign in history. The 25 years of political and cultural pressure includes most governmental agencies, the public school system, the universities, celebrities, think tanks, and well-funded environmental groups. Yet, despite all the fear-mongering, over the 25-year-long campaign, there’s been no significant change in the public’s concern level over global warming.

Based on new polling data from Gallup, the number of those who “worry greatly” about global warming has actually dropped.

Americans aren’t that stupid after all. We can smell a rat.

It isn’t that we don’t believe the climate changes; it does, has, and always will. But “there is a difference in believing climate change is real and believing that climate change is calamitous.”

In his post at, David Harsanyi continues: “As the shrieking gets louder, Americans become more positive about the quality of their environment and less concerned about the threats.”

25 years of intense political and cultural pressure hasn’t won over the public. But they haven’t stopped trying. With the huge investment of time and money, the fear-mongers keep trying—believing, somehow, they’ll get different results.

On March 6, “a documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire,” Merchants of Doubt, was released. It aimed to smear the reputations of some of the most noted voices on the realist side of the climate change debate. But nobody much wanted to see it. In its opening weekend, reports Merchants of Doubt took in $20,300.

A week later, former Vice President Al Gore, as reported in the Chicago Tribune, called on attendees at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX, to “punish climate change deniers”—which is the tactic being used now.

We’ve seen it in the widely publicized case of Dr. Willie Soon, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who “claims that the variations in the sun’s energy can largely explain recent Global warming.” The New York Times accused him of being tied to funding from “corporate interests.”

Similar attacks, though less well known, have been made on many others who’ve dared to speak up.

Even Senator Edward Markey and Congressman Raul Grijalva recently joined the crusade. They sent a letter to institutions that employ or support climate change researchers whose work strays from the crisis narrative. The lawmakers warn of potential “conflicts of interest” in cases where evidence or computer modeling emphasizing human causes of climate change are questioned—but no such warning is offered for its supporters.

Somehow, only those who may receive some funding from “fossil fuel companies” are suspect. The anti-fossil fuel movement has been vocal in its funding for those who support its agenda—most notably billionaire Tom Steyer, who promised to fund candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and supports lobbying efforts for renewable energy.

In a Desmog post titled “Climate Deniers Double Down on Doubt in the Defense of Willie Soon,” the author states that Soon’s supporters “circled the wagons.”

In a Scientific American story about the Merchants of Doubt, Andrew Hoffman, a professor at the University of Michigan who studies the behavior of climate skeptics, says that “tit-for-tats between mainstream and contrarian researchers tend to raise the profile of skeptical scientists.”

Because of the failure of the manmade climate-crisis campaign to capture the hearts and minds of the average American—who, after all, isn’t that stupid—we can expect the Gore-ordered attacks to continue.

Like the mythical Hydra, when one “skeptic” is cut down, supporters “double down”—two more grow to take its place. The attacks draw attention to the fact that there is another side to the “debate.”

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Washington Post Fact Checker Calls Out Kerry’s Exaggerated Climate Change Claims


The Washington Post Fact Checker thinks that Secretary of State John Kerry may have a Brian Williams problem when it comes to the facts about his role in the first climate hearings when he was a senator.

Last week, Kerry gave a speech to the Atlantic Council about climate change in which he said the following:

Climate change is an issue that is personal to me, and it has been since the 1980s, when we were organizing the very first climate hearings in the Senate…. Al Gore, Tim Wirth, and a group of us organized the first hearings in the Senate on this, 1988. We heard Jim Hansen sit in front of us and tell us it’s happening now, 1988.

According to the Fact Checker, this wasn’t the first time Kerry had made this claim:

In 2007, in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, he asserted, ‘I was privileged to be part of the first hearings that we held in the United States Congress on this subject, with Al Gore, on the Commerce Committee, where we sat together in 1987, 20 years ago.

In 2009, speaking at a Senate hearing at which Gore testified, Kerry said: ‘It’s well known that Al and I have a certain political experience in common. What is less well-known is that we also teamed up on the first-ever Senate hearing on climate change for the Commerce Committee back in 1988.’ (He also said something in yet another Council on Foreign Relations speech in 2009.)

In a 2010 article for The Huffington Post, Kerry wrote: ‘My bottom line: Al Gore and I held the Senate’s first climate change hearings in the Commerce Committee way back in 1988. Since then, precious little progress has been made and ground has been lost internationally, all while the science has grown more compelling.’

And, in a 2014 profile of Kerry in The Boston Globe, Andrew Holland of the American Security Project was quoted as saying Kerry ‘has had a personal interest in climate change going back to when he worked with Al Gore in 1988 on the first climate hearing on Capitol Hill.’ Holland told The Fact Checker that the source of this factoid was Kerry himself.

While Kerry is trying to claim credit for working with Gore on the “very first” Senate or Capitol Hill hearings on climate change, the facts are less clear according to Glenn Kessler, who writes the Fact Checker column.

Kessler tries to pinpoint when the first hearing actually did take place, by going back to the 1970s. He talked with some climate change experts and determined that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on June 23, 1988, that Kerry has repeatedly referred to, was what brought climate change to the attention of the public.

There’s just one problem with Kerry’s statement. Neither he nor Gore were at that hearing because they weren’t on Wirth’s committee.

When questioned about this, Kerry spokesman Alec Gerlach issued the following statement:

Secretary Kerry rightly referred to the work he contributed to in the Senate along with Senators Gore and Wirth beginning in 1988 and 1989 on the issue of climate change, a cause he’s been committed to for his entire career. As the Secretary made clear, these hearings were a turning point: the first to point to new research that made clear the human impact on increasing greenhouse gasses was connected to climate change and a warming planet. No prior congressional discussions had made that critical connection. Without that link to a human impact, the case for this generation to act to curb emissions is dampened, but as Secretary Kerry made clear in his remarks, since those hearings: ‘the science has been screaming at us, warning us, trying to compel us to act.’

That’s all well and good, except that Kerry’s statements repeatedly refer to one, not multiple hearings.

The Pinocchio Test

To be fair to Kerry, he has been involved in the debate about climate change for many years, as a member of the Senate. He can certainly claim to have been passionate about the issue for a long time. While he may have been a junior member of the Senate in the late 1980s, his role on the issue certainly grew as he gained seniority.

But his pattern of exaggeration about the congressional hearings is disturbing. On repeated occasions, he has said or suggested that he and Gore were responsible for the first congressional hearing on climate change–and that he was one of the Senators who participated in the pivotal 1988 Hansen hearing organized by Wirth.

Gore might have bragging rights about organizing one of the first hearings, but not Kerry. Kerry was not even a participant in the most important hearing of that time; he simply spoke at a hearing that took place the following year. And yet, like Brian Williams claiming to have come under fire in Iraq, Kerry has repeatedly placed himself at the center of the action—and the narrative.

He earns Four Pinocchios.

This article originally appeared at and is reprinted here with permission.

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Watch: Al Gore Tries To Quote Jesus, Eerie ‘Act Of God’ Stops Him In His Tracks


During a recent speech before a meeting hosted by the activist group Avaaz, former vice president and current climate change alarmist Al Gore experienced a technical difficulty his detractors have described as perfectly timed.

Video of the incident shows Gore quoting a passage from his “faith tradition” out of the Book of Luke.

Leading up to a microphone failure, the global warming scaremonger recited, “and when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be heat,’ and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrite!”

Unfortunately for the continuity of his remarks, the last word was silenced.

Gore’s perceived hypocrisy regarding his extremist rhetoric has been well-documented. 

While demanding others make huge personal sacrifices for the sake of the environment, he has been roundly ridiculed by critics for living in a sprawling estate and using exponentially more energy than the average citizen. Furthermore, the father of four was also called out for his hypocritical stance that limiting the number of children born in certain regions is a viable course of action in preserving the world’s resources.

For this reason, many recognized his recent microphone glitch as a sign from above.

“Quoting Jesus to justify his fascist global warming myth,” one YouTube commenter wrote. “That was just a warning, Algore. Keep it up and the bolt of lightning is next. ‘God is not mocked…’”

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